Raul Castro Arrives in Caracas for Maduro’s Inauguración

Raul Castro arriving to Venezuela.
Raul Castro arriving to Venezuela. Photo:cubadebate.cu

HAVANA TIMES — Cuban President Raul Castro arrived in Caracas, Venezuela on Friday morning to attend today’s inaguration of president-elect Nicolas Maduro.

The Cuban delegation also includes Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez.

Several other heads of State arrived earlier on Friday, these included Dilma Rousseff (Brazil); Cristina Fernández (Argentina); José Mujica (Uruguay); Evo Morales (Bolivia); Mahmud Ahmadinejad (Iran), and Danilo Medina (Dominican Republic).

The Venezuelan National Electoral Council is conducting a full audit of the voting in the close election held on Sunday where  Nicolas Maduro defeated opposition candidate Henrique Capriles by less than two percentage points.

 


2 thoughts on “Raul Castro Arrives in Caracas for Maduro’s Inauguración

  • April 19, 2013 at 11:55 am
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    raul wants to make sure he is going to continue getting 100 barrells of oil a day at low prices.

  • April 19, 2013 at 11:08 am
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    …for the inauguration? Naw…..He came to pick up his welfare check in person. Who knows how long Maduro will be able to continue being nursemaid to Cuba given the turmoil and political divisions in Venezuela. He also wanted to check in on the progress of his home-in-exile on Margarita Island being remodeled with high-security electric fences. Now that Chavez is wormfood, the safety of the Castros in exile in Venezuela is not longer assured.

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